Mary Ricketson Poetry Reading

Murphy, NC, poet Mary Ricketson will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, January 6th at 3 p.m. She will present her ninth collection of poetry, Stutters: A Book of Hope. Mary Ricketson, a seasoned writer and poet, shares her early struggles with stuttering, baring her soul, and presenting herself as a vulnerable yet resilient woman. She invites readers into her world, illuminating the empowering nature of her experiences.

Stutters: A Book of Hope represents a departure from Ricketson’s previous works, delving deep into her personal history. Initially hesitant to explore her stuttering journey through poetry, she found herself drawn to the subject, even when she sought to avoid it. Through her evocative verses, Ricketson captures the struggle, the darkness, and ultimately, the joy that emerges from embracing one’s unique experiences. Each poem serves as a testament to her spirit and resilience.



Event date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779

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